As Eczema Warriors, it's important to grasp the concept of Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL). TEWL refers to the continuous, passive loss of water through the outer layer of the skin (epidermis). It's not the same as water lost through sweating. TEWL is a crucial indicator of your skin barrier's functionality, which acts as protection for your skin, keeping the good stuff in and the bad stuff out.
Why is TEWL and Skin Barrier Health Vital for Eczema?
Managing eczema is about alleviating symptoms and improving quality of life. Lowering TEWL and maintaining a healthy skin barrier play a key role in achieving this, provided it's not a temporary fix. A compromised skin barrier can lead to dryness, increased irritants and bacteria penetration, inflammation, infection, itchiness, and delayed healing.
Tips to Reduce TEWL
As an Eczema Warrior, you're likely familiar with moisturizers and their key ingredients for reducing TEWL: humectants, emollients, and occlusives.
1. Humectants attract water, hydrating the skin by drawing moisture from the air and dermis. However, in dry or damaged areas, humectants may exacerbate water loss, so they're often used in combination with emollients and occlusives.
2. Emollients fill gaps in the skin barrier, resulting in smoother, softer skin. They can also repair the barrier's function and serve as occlusives to some extent.
3. Occlusives create a physical barrier on the skin's surface, preventing water from escaping.
The synergy of these three ingredients helps reduce TEWL in the short and long term.
4. Additionally, cosmetic actives with anti-inflammatory and anti-itch properties can protect the skin barrier and prevcleanser, barrier repair serum, ointment, and anti-flare oient further TEWL increase.
The synergy of these three ingredients helps reduce TEWL in the short and long term. Additionally, cosmetic actives with anti-inflammatory and anti-itch properties can protect the skin barrier and prevcleanser, barrier repair serum, ointment, and anti-flare oient further TEWL increase.
Why Choose Curezma?
While many products offer short-term moisturization, Curezma focuses on addressing the root causes of eczema. Our range includes a l, all working together to improve skin quality and your overall well-being.
1. Our Hydrating Hypoallergenic Cleanser gently cleanses without stripping necessary oils, preserving the skin barrier and microbiome.
2. The Barrier Repair Serum contains humectants, emollients, and cosmetic actives to restore the skin barrier, enhance hydration, and repair it within five days.
3. The Intensive Ointment, formulated with natural oils, acts as a heavy-duty moisturizer, instantly reducing TEWL and retaining moisture for 100 hours.
4. The Anti-flare Oil provides immediate relief from eczema symptoms with its high levels of emollients and actives.
Reclaim your life by choosing Curezma for a comprehensive eczema treatment that addresses both symptoms and the root causes. All our claims are backed by independent clinical trials. For detailed trial results and information on Transpidermal Water Loss, check out the links below.
Curezma Clinical Trials